The most recent poll is about foul language—specifically, can anything be done about it? Here are the options:
Mild profanity and vulgarity don’t bother me.
Let the kids talk how they want; who cares?
Crude language signals a person with no class.
“Frickin” is an acceptable alternative to the original word.
It’s impossible to govern language except through social pressure.
All of the above.
Now, I was forbidden to use “the original word” until I was 18. But, as of press time, “leave those kids alone” and “frickin” were trailing far behind.